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Kirilloff carries Fort Myers to Florida State League Championship Series

| Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Alex Kirilloff’s hot bat helped carry his team to the Class A Advanced Florida State League Championship Series.

The former Plum star went 5-for-5 Wednesday night as the Fort Myers Miracle finished off a two-game sweep in the FSL South Division Championship Series with a 3-1 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals.

After homering in Tuesday’s series-opening 3-1 win, Kirilloff followed with five singles for his first career five-hit game on Wednesday. He finished 7-for-9 in the series.

Kirilloff, the Minnesota Twins’ 2016 first-round pick, finished the regular season with a .348 batting average, 20 homers and 101 RBIs while playing for low Class A Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers.

Fort Myers will host either Clearwater or Daytona in Game 1 of the best-of-five FSL Championship Series on Friday night.

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